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  • 14 May Update

    Posted on 14th May 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    • The Print Panel competition on Thursday 9 May was won by David Woods. Congratulations to David for his beautiful print panel of Ely Cathedral. Also thanks to our judge on the evening Naomi Saul. You can see David & Naomi in the very happy photo on our Facebook page.
    • This coming Thursday 16 May is a four-way club competition with Walthamstow, Chingford, Barking & Harlow.
    • Please bring your raffle donations also this coming Thursday 16 May.
    • Our AGM is on Thursday 23 May, there will be lots of changes for the club’s future, please don’t miss it.
    • Thursday 30 May Print Portrait competition Hand-In.
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  • May The Fourth Be With You

    Posted on 4th May 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Monopoly by Martin Neale

    • Lots of good images on Thursday 2 May in our Still Life competitions. Congratulations to Tony Perryman with his topical winning image of plastic pollution. Also congratulation to Martin Neal one of our new members on being place second with his black & white image.
    • Your print panels are needed for next week, Thursday 9 May. Please bring them in on the night.
    • A Panel consists of 3 or 4 mounted themed prints or a themed set on one mount of 3 or 4 images.
    • I am still looking for raffle prises please.
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  • 27 April Update

    Posted on 27th April 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Chevrolet by Martin Neal

    • Congratulations to Graham, Thursday 25 April on winning the “Spring” assignment with his beautiful image of a forest path with spring flowers.
    • We also had a great presentation by Mark Edwards with a vision of the “Future Way Forward” for HPS next season. Watch this space for new exciting things ahead.
    • Hand-In for the “Still Life” competition email Malcolm your digital images by midnight on Sunday. To be judged next Thursday 2 May.
    • Hand-In your “Panel Prints” next week Thursday 2 May. See the competition rules on our web-site.
    • Also I need you prints for the OI Glass competition in the next few weeks. This year the subject is “Fire”.
    • Raffle prizes needed please.
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  • 24th April Update

    Posted on 20th April 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    The Thinker by Paul Radden

    • I hope you are enjoying this lovely Easter weather; a great opportunity to grab you camera for some photography.
    • I am still waiting for some our members assignment photo with the set subject “Spring”. Please email to Malcolm as soon as possible.
    • Thursday 25 April we will be judging the “Spring” images. Also it’s Hand-In on the same evening for the digital Still Life competition.
    • Thursday 2 May it’s Hand-In for the print panel competition.
    • Thursday 16 May change of programme. There will be only 4 clubs in the competition and not 6 clubs.
    • We need raffle prize please for Thursday 16 May.
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  • 14th April Update

    Posted on 14th April 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    By Paul Radden

    I don’t think anyone can complain about the judge last Thursday 11 April. Alison is still new to judging but her photographic knowledge and enthusiasm was outstanding.

    Result of the final and fourth round of the Print League:

    • First Paul Radden
    • Second Gordon Clarke
    • Third Chris Shepherd
    • Fourth Jo Cleall
    • Fifth Alan Norris.


    No meeting next Thursday 18 April Easter holidays.

    Digital assignment subject “Spring” entries to Malcolm by email by Sunday 21 April.

    Still Life Digital Hand-in Thursday 25 April.

    I am looking forward to your Panel entries; Hand-in on Thursday 2 May.

    Just a reminder this season’s Portrait competition is PRINTS only not DPI.

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  • April 6th Update

    Posted on 6th April 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.


    Spoon Silliness by Chris Shepherd

    • Last Thursday 4 April we had an interesting presentation by Fiona Fraser Thompson called the “Lost Civilisation”.
    • All about the Maya people of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. Something I have heard a lot about but never manager to visit.
    • The evening got off to a bad start with a major technical hitch but Jeff came to rescue and the presentation went off without any further problems.
    • This coming Thursday 11 April is our fourth league print competition which will be judged by Alison Jenkins.
    • Also on Thursday 11 April is Hand-In for the digital assignment competition subject “Spring”. On a memory stick or email to me by midnight on Easter Sunday 21 April.
    • Thursday 18 April closed for Easter no meeting.
    • Thursday 25 April Hand-In for the Digital “Still Life” competition.
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  • 30 March Update

    Posted on 30th March 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Foggy Evening Walk by Mark Edwards

    • Some wonderful monochrome prints in the Tony Perryman competition by members last Thursday 28 March.
    • Some of the members may have been disappointed by the judge’s comments but in the end he did make a good winning choice.
    • First & Third Paul Radden; Second Dave Hobbs; Two Highly commended for Martin Neal and a Highly commended for Shirley Radden congratulations.
    • Next Thursday 4 April a presentation by Fiona Fraser Thompson “Lost Civilisation”.
    • Also next Thursday is the Fourth Print League Hand in.
    • Thursday 11 April is the digital assignment Hand-in, this season’s subject Spring. You can email your files to me in the usual way.
    • Don’t forget clocks go forward an hour on Sunday although it won’t matter to all you landscape photographers that get up at 4:00 in the morning any way.
    • HPS Facebook page is open to all interested photographers you just need to ask to join. Our WhatsApp and Flicker groups are for regular members only.
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  • 25 March Update

    Posted on 25th March 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Who’s got my nuts by Martin Neal

    • Thanks to Mike Wilson, it was privilege on Thursday 21 March to see wildlife captured in camera, pre digital; pre auto-focus and limited film speed.
    • Mike shared with us his original slides that he had taken over a period of years showing us some of his beautiful wildlife images. A very enjoyable evening.
    • At times we forget how easy it is now with digital photography, with slide film there was no pre-view to check exposure only the rubbish bin if you got it wrong.
    • This coming Thursday 28 March, yes another month nearly gone, is the Tony Perryman Mono Print competition.
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  • 19 March Update

    Posted on 19th March 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    By Malcolm Tinn

    • Congratulation to Heather Clarke on winning the Digital League. Second was Mark Edwards, Third Alan Norris and Fourth Dave Hobbs.
    • Last Thursday 14 March was an interesting presentation by Andrea Hargreaves. Her work is very creative and her use of Photoshop is out-standing. Her presentation did provoke a lot of discussion among the members; she has made an international name for herself as an photographic artist. I personally loved her images and I am still striving to reach her level of Photoshop skills.
    • This Thursday 21 March we have a Wildlife presentation by Mike Wilson. Mike will be showing some of his pre-digital images from the days when everything had to be right in the camera.
    • Also this coming Thursday 21 March is Mono Print Hand-In time.
    • Good trip to this year’s Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Pleased to see so many of our members there some even parting with their money. Enjoyable show but car parking a bit pricey at £16.
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  • 14th March Update

    Posted on 13th March 2019 by wpadmin in Uncategorised.

    Valkyrie by Andrea Hargreaves EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE3*, PSA4*

    • Congratulations to the top scorers Heather Clarke, Dave Hobbs and John Thompson in Thursday’s final round of the Digital League. Great judge lasts week as even I (Malcolm) was up there with the top scorers.
    • This coming Thursday 14 March a not to be missed presentation by Andrea Hargreaves EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE3*, PSA4* “The Art of Metamorphosis”. Intrigued well don’t miss it.
    • Thursday 21 March is Mono Print Competition Hand-In. I am looking forward to seeing all those beautiful Monochrome prints.
    • Thanks to all the members and friends for your feed-back on how the club should move forward for the future. Some have even suggested that we look for somewhere else more cost effective to meet. The committee are still working on a solution to how we move forward.
    • May be I will see you on one of the days at the Photography Show in Birmingham this coming weekend 16 – 19 March at the NEC.
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